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Erdogan trailblazes for US: Turkey’s parliament adopts his proposal for jailing those who spread ‘disinformation’



Biden’s authoritarian handlers are no doubt watching Ankara and taking notes.

“Turkey’s parliament adopts media law jailing those spreading ‘disinformation,’” Reuters, October 13, 2022:

ANKARA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament on Thursday adopted a law proposed by President Tayyip Erdogan that would jail journalists and social media users for up to three years for spreading “disinformation”, despite deep concerns over free speech….

The law’s Article 29 raised the most concerns over free expression. It says those who spread false information online about Turkey’s security to “create fear and disturb public order” will face a prison sentence of one to three years.

Critics have said there is no clear definition of “false or misleading information”, leaving the law open to abuse by courts they say have cracked down aggressively on open dissent in recent years in the country of some 85 million….

Erdogan’s AKP has said legislation was needed to tackle misinformation and false accusations on social media and would not silence opposition….